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How Think Sandwell can help your business in 2021


We hope you had a restful Christmas break and you’re feeling as positive as possible about the year ahead, given the ongoing challenges. Here are some ways we can support your Sandwell business in the months to come.

Phone systems for schools, colleges and education #MadeInSandwell


We’re celebrating the great work Midshire Telecom is doing to support other businesses and schools in the region to use technology to stay Covid-safe and adapt to lockdown life.

Sandwell businesses urged to get involved in consultation on proposed exceptions to Commonwealth Games advertising and trading restrictions


Will your business be affected? Don’t miss the opportunity to have your say and get involved in the open consultation on proposed exceptions to Commonwealth Games advertising and trading restrictions. The consultation closes Monday on 11 January 2021.

What a year: positive news from our business community


We always publish good news on Think Sandwell and, this year, it has felt more important than ever to shine a light on the businesses achieving more, bucking the trend or rallying around others. So here is a selection of good things that have happened in our Sandwell business community since the first national lockdown in March 2020.

Get your team tested: rapid Covid-19 testing is coming to Sandwell


Around one in three people with Covid-19 don’t have any symptoms. So it’s great that free rapid Covid-19 testing is coming from Monday 21 December for everyone living or working in Sandwell. Here’s how to book your test.

Turnover and profits up for Sandwell-headquartered lubricants firm


Sandwell-headquartered lubricants firm Exol Lubricants has reported a rise in both turnover and pre-tax profits during its latest financial year, and anticipates further growth in the coming year.

Festive treats #MadeInSandwell: have you got yours yet?


This week’s #MadeInSandwell star is Robinson’s Bakery, which is getting ready for Christmas with its festive range of treat, gift and share boxes.

£3.2m deal driving Sandwell bus operator’s green strategy forwards


Sandwell-headquartered bus and coach operator Rotala aims to reduce its carbon footprint with a new fleet of environmentally friendly vehicles.

Sandwell engineering firm to get £1m revenue boost with new partnership


Engineering solutions provider Deritend Group has been announced as a preferred supplier to IESA in a deal that could be worth up to £1m per year.

West Bromwich industrial estate acquired for £2.8m


Property firm Stenprop has acquired the Phoenix Industrial Estate in West Bromwich from a private investor in a deal worth £2.8m.